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Woolwork Picture of a Recumbent Tiger

Woolwork Picture of a Recumbent Tiger


circa 1810 - 1820

A superb English early 19th century primitive picture of a tiger in a landscape. The recumbent tiger, hand-worked in coloured wools, lies below a mountain with palm trees and tropical foliage.


Excellent, vibrant colours.
The only insignificant nibbles are to the right hand border, shown below:

Note the brown ground (far right) level with the claws.
The v small hole in the black ground (top right of the photo) is shown again in the second photo below.


These works are rare and I have only found three examples to reference the tiger picture above.
The references are from auctions over the last decade.

Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood sold a slightly larger woolwork tiger picture and it lacked its frame - on 10th March 2020 for £9,600.00

Tennents of Leyburn, North Yorkshire, sold woolwork picture of a tiger- on 8th September 2012 lot 925 for £8,000.00

Mellors & Kirk sold a similar image of a leopard and lacking its original frame – on 27th June, 2019 for £5,200.00


Height 59.50cm (23.43 inches)

Width 87.00cm (34.25 inches)

Height Framed 59.50cm (23.43 inches)

Width Framed 87.00cm (34.25 inches)

Stock No: 11244


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